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John Wesley Powell

John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first official U.S. government-sponsored passage through the Grand Canyon... Read More

BornMarch 24, 1834
Mount Morris, New York
DiedSeptember 23, 1902 (aged 68)
Haven Colony, Brooklin, Maine
FieldsNatural sciences
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